Prince William County, Va — Prince William County’s Innovation Park is set to welcome its newest tenant – BerkleyNet, a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation. BerkleyNet has outgrown its current headquarters location in Woodbridge, Prince William County, and chose Innovation Park after an extensive search throughout Northern Virginia. Its new facility to be located at 9301 Innovation Dr., Manassas, will accommodate all 125.
Due to be completed in 2017, its new 70,000 s/f facility, which will be known as BerkleyNet Center @ Innovation Park, promises to be a state-of-the-art showpiece that will be a benchmark for future development in the Corporate Park according to developers, Buchanan Partners.
“After four renovations to our existing office, it’s time to move our operations into a space that allows for improved collaboration and efficiency, creating a better fit for our corporate culture,” said Jim Gilbert, president & CEO of BerkleyNet, “We are happy to have found a location that will allow us to keep our roots in Prince William County.”
Innovation Park, which is also home to the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus, has experienced substantial growth since its inception and, with close to thirty corporate and institutional tenants, it has developed into a virtual employment center and engine of economic growth, creating over 2,000 jobs.
“We are excited to be able to retain BerkleyNet here in Prince William County and to accommodate their future growth at their new headquarters in Innovation Park. BerkleyNet’s expansion is a testament to our outstanding workforce in the County, particularly in the area of information technology. I’m confident that BerkleyNet’s new location will attract other technology based companies to the Innovation Park area,” said Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.
“The addition of BerkleyNet, which is a technology-based insurance provider, will no doubt enhance the existing ecosystem of science and technology companies already located in Innovation Park,” said Jeff Kaczmarek, executive director, Prince William County Department of Economic Development.
“This announcement has come on the heels of some other recent exciting developments within Innovation Park. The addition of new restaurants; the conversion of the historic Thomasson Barn into the County’s first destination brewery and beer garden by the 2 Silos Brewing Company; and the potential location of a commuter rail stop by the Virginia Railway Express, all bode well for the future of Innovation Park and its evolution into a virtual town center,” added Kaczmarek.